1/22/16 Expert Hockey Predictions Tonight
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Starting Goalies
- New York Rangers -> Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 18 of 20 shots in New York’s 3-2 overtime win over the Vancouver Canucks. The 33-year-old bumps his record up to 21-12-4 to go along with a 2.44 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage. Lundqvist has four wins in his last six starts 4-1-1. He has allowed two goals or less in each of his last four starts.
Lundqvist is 7-11 with a 2.69 goals against average on the road, while vs the Hurricanes in his career he has gone 22-10 with a 2.09 goals against average.
- Carolina Hurricanes -> Eddie Lack
Eddie Lack stopped all 32 shots he faced on Thursday night to shut out the Maple Leafs in a thrilling 1-0 win. Lack’s first shutout of the season came after allowing five goals in a loss to the Penguins earlier this week. It’s a much-needed boost for the struggling veteran, who improves to 7-8-3 with a .898 save percentage and 2.79 goals against average
Rangers vs Hurricanes Preview
The Rangers have at no surprise been a great offensive squad this season ranking 6th in scoring netting 2.8 goals per game and 17th in power play conversions 17.8%, while on defense they currently rank 17th in goals allowed 2.6 goals per game and 25th in penalty kill 78.9%
New York’s record currently stand at 25-16-5, however losing 11 of their last 13 games on the road, allowing opponents to go 16 for 43 on the pow play while converting just 5 of 42 of its own chances.
Carolina’s defense has been struggling as of late ranking 19th in goals allowed, giving up 2.7 goals per game, while allowing teams to convert on 19.3% of their power play chances, which ranks 13th in the league.
With Cam Ward on IR and the poor offense to make up for it, Carolina may be in some trouble for quite some time.
Money Line Odds:
- New York: (-140)
- Carolina: (+120)
Game Total Odds:
- Over 5 (-125)
- Under 5 (+105)
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